Nat (Walken) is an eccentric conman—a hustler who is content with a lie of schemes and underhanded deals. He lacks one thing: a reconciliation with his son, Flynn (Nivola), who has ceased trusting his father long ago. But Nat's time is growing short: he has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. True to form, Nat cons Flynn into joining him in a cross-country journey to an experimental medical facility. Short on money, but not on imagination, the two realize that to reach their destination they can spend no more than "$5 A Day." They come up with increasingly ridiculous schemes to keep within their budget—but there is a distance of emotion as well as miles to cover. Are they on the path toward a father-son reunion? (Gary Reber)
Special features include director and cast interviews (SD 35:09), still galleries, and the trailer.
The 1080p AVC picture is generally mediocre with inconsistencies throughout. Still, the overall visual character is naturally engaging, with natural fleshtones. Colors vary in hue intensities, depending on the scene. Grain is evident, as well as occasional edge enhancement. This is an undistinguished picture, yet the imagery is engaging and comedic. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventional with a monaural focus. Surround envelopment is limited to the music score, which is generally well presented and dimensional. Dialogue is production and ADR derived, yet perfectly intelligible. The sound is undistinguished throughout. (Gary Reber)